Fast food delivery man arrested in Mpumalanga for allegedly skimming customers' cards

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A food delivery man has been arrested for card fraud in Mpumalanga.
A food delivery man has been arrested for card fraud in Mpumalanga.
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A 35-year-old fast food delivery man made a brief appearance in the Emalahleni Magistrate's Court in Mpumalanga on Wednesday on charges of fraud after he allegedly used an illegal point-of-sale device to skim money from customers' bank cards.

Patrick Kananga Mukandila was employed at a well-known fast food outlet in Emalahleni.

According to police spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi, in November last year, a bank manager received a number of complaints from clients about extra charges debited from their bank accounts after paying for their orders on the speed point Mukandila provided.

"An investigation by the Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit resulted in the arrest of Mukandila on 28 November, following an intelligence-driven operation where he was stopped while on his way to deliver food."

A card-skimming device was allegedly found in his possession. At his house, a stolen bank card, external hard drives, a laptop, three computer towers, memory sticks, two cellphones, slips and R120 000 in cash were found.

"Mukandila has appeared in court on numerous occasions, including his most recent appearance, and he was remanded in custody. The matter has been postponed to 28 August."

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